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  • Girl denied school photos because of her hair gets magazine-worthy shoot with photographer

    JACKSON, Mich. — An 8-year-old girl who felt “singled out” after being blocked from school photos because of her hairstyle got a confidence-building boost from a Chicago photographer last week. Marian Scott told WILX she cried after she was told that she couldn’t get her photo taken at Paragon Charter Academy in Jackson, MI last month because the red extensions in her hair violated school policy. The school’s handbook says students’ hair color must be “of natural tones” to get […]

  • A father and son may have found a chunk of the meteor that lit up Missouri

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. (KTVI) – In rural Lincoln County, Missouri, a father and son out for a winter walk stumbled upon a mystery. “It appears by speculation that it came from the sky,” said Andrew Applet, the unidentified object finder. Applet told KTVI he never heard or saw the fireball Monday night about 70 miles west of St. Louis. But a Tuesday morning walk with his son, James, near a creek outside their Troy home turned into a find of […]

  • A mutinous cat was put in ‘solitary confinement’ for freeing other cats from a shelter. Now he’s a star

    Quilty the cat, welcome to the resistance. This wily 6-year-old rescue cat has become the newest darling of the internet thanks to his mutinous attempts to free himself and the rest of his cat brethren from the cushy confines of the Friends for Life Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas. A set of very angry photos of Quilty serving time for his crimes have caught fire online, an important reminder that cats are lawless creatures who can and will betray us […]

  • Two people just got the plague in China — yes, the Black Death plague

    Two people in China are being treated for plague, authorities said Tuesday. It’s the second time the disease, the same one that caused the Black Death, one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, has been detected in the region — in May, a Mongolian couple died from bubonic plague after eating the raw kidney of a marmot, a local folk health remedy. The two recent patients, from the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia, were diagnosed with pneumonic plague by […]

  • Treasure hunters salvaged liquor from a 102-year-old WWI shipwreck, but haven’t tasted a drop

    A group of underwater treasure hunters has salvaged hundreds of bottles of rare cognac and liqueur from a ship that was sunk by a German U-boat during World War I. Divers and unmanned underwater vehicles from Ocean X Team and iXplorer worked around the clock for a week last month to haul up case after case of booze from the Swedish steamer SS Kyros, which has been sitting in about 250 feet of water (77 meters) in the Baltic Sea. […]

  • Raw Monje Healthy Treats

    Weekend Philler indulges in some guilt-free and diet-friendly treats created by Raw Monje!

  • Tiny Halloween costumes take some terror out of the NICU for parents

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Halloween is a time when most people like to get scared. Parents say a tradition in the neonatal intensive care unit at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City actually helps take some of the terror out of what they’re facing. “It takes the edge off the scary things and brings some light to a scary time,” Brianna Hoden told WDAF. Hoden’s daughter, Nicklyn, weighed 1 pound, 11 ounces when she was born in August. Each October, […]

  • Halloween costumes wouldn’t fit his son’s wheelchair. Now this dad builds epic outfits himself

    When his son was born, Tom Hardy and his wife pledged to treat him like any other kid. But not every kid gets to rock Halloween costumes that would fit in nicely on a Hollywood set. Hardy custom-builds elaborate costumes that fit his 15-year-old son Tommy’s wheelchair. And rather than stare at Tommy because of his chair, trick-or-treaters in Haverhill, Massachusetts, admire his awe-inspiring ensembles. “No kid is looking at him like he’s in a wheelchair,” he told CNN. “It’s […]

  • The teenagers so addicted to cellphones they’re going to detox centers

    SOUTH KOREA (CNN) – It was 4 a.m. when 16-year-old Yoo Chae-rin realized she had been on her phone for 13 hours. In less than three hours, she had to be up for school. The South Korean high school student knew she had a problem, so she enrolled in a government-run camp for teenagers who can’t put their phones down. “Even when I knew in my head I should stop using my smartphone, I just kept going,” Yoo said. “I […]

  • Alex Trebek says his pancreatic cancer may mean the end of his time at ‘Jeopardy!’

    After months of battling pancreatic cancer, Alex Trebek is hinting that his long tenure as host of “Jeopardy!” may be nearing an end. Trebek told CTV he has begun to get sores inside his mouth from the chemotherapy, which makes it difficult to enunciate. He sometimes hears himself slurring his words on the quiz show, he said. “I will keep doing it (the show) as long as my skills do not diminish, and they have started to diminish,” he told […]

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